By Michael J. Kavis
Cloud computing is the entire rage, bearing in mind the supply of computing and garage skill to a various group of end-recipients. in spite of the fact that, earlier than you could choose a cloud version, you must ascertain what the precise cloud carrier version is in your enterprise. aiding you chop via the entire haze, Architecting the Cloud is seller impartial and courses you in making the most severe know-how judgements that you'll face: selecting the best cloud carrier model(s) in accordance with a mixture of either company and expertise requirements.
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Extra resources for Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models
They very quickly had to build a suite of applications including an e-commerce fund-raising platform capable of managing over $1 billion that would run for only six months, have an enormous spike on the last few days, and then back everything up and go away. The team relied heavily on cloud computing solutions and used services from every service model (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS). The team cited reasons like lower costs, speed to market, on-demand resources, and scalability as some of the reasons for its decisions.
With IaaS, there are fewer limitations, and much higher levels of scalability can be achieved with the proper architecture. We will revisit this use case in Chapter 5. Architects must not let their loyalty to their favorite vendor get in the way of making the best possible business decision. A hammer may be the favorite tool of a home builder, but when he needs to turn screws he should use a screwdriver. Recommendation: Understand the differences between the three cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
We think this will help differentiate Netflix as a place to work, and it will help us scale our business. Now we have discussed a start-up success story and an established company success story in the cloud. Let’s take a look at how the government is leveraging the cloud. *As of November 2012, Netflix accounts for 29 percent of all Internet traffic in North America. 10 ARCHITECTING THE CLOUD Government Case Study: NOAA, E-mail, and Collaboration in the Cloud The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) moved to a cloud-based e-mail solution—Google’s Gmail—at the beginning of 2012.
Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models by Michael J. Kavis